From Bulacan, Vianca Louise Marcelo will go for Bb. Pilipinas 2017
Vianca (rightmost) with Mia Howell and your blogger during MWP2015
Vianca Louise Marcelo is a winsome Bulakenya
who is a relatively familiar pageant face by way of her participation in both Miss World Philippines 2015 and Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 (where she was the Singkaban Festival Queen
). She has been steadily plotting her game plan for the nationals with Kagandahang Flores. And by now, she is more than ready to plunge into the biggest challenge of her career in beauty contests.
Vianca is always brimming with confidence. She knows what it takes to impress people around her and would not show any sign of reluctance should screenings require passing through the dreaded Q&A right away.
Good luck in becoming a Binibini, Vianca! 🙂
Vianca as MWP2015 candidate
Angela Yagaya for the Iloilo’s Paraw Regatta during the Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 (Photo credit: Collin Yap)
Angela’s swimsuit shot for the Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta – Aliwan 2015 (Photo credit: Jojo V.)
Angela Villanueva Yagaya is only 18 years old, a native of Sibalom, Antique and a student of Tourism Management at the Univeristy of Antique.
During the recently-concluded Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 at the CCP Complex Grounds, this 5’9″ mixed-race (Fil-American) beauty made heads turn. She literally stood out in the line-up of candidates for the crown because of her skin color. But more than that, she was also noticed for having smooth moves onstage that can be improved for future endeavors in either modeling or beauty competitions.
Where can you see her shining more, dear readers? The catwalk or the pageant ramp?
Angela Villanueva Yagaya is half Filipina, half American and 100% Antiquena
During the recently-concluded Aliwan Fiesta 2015, three (3) Festival Costumes really stood out in my eyes when the Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 candidates paraded in their meticulously-executed celebratory attires for the big event. And it would make me very happy if I get to see one or all three being worn by our beauty queens during their respective international pageants.
My favorites were proudly presented by: 1) Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 Stephanie Joy Abellanida for the Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato, 2) Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 2nd Runner-Up Vianca Louise Marcelo for Singkaban Festival of Bulacan and 3) Reyna ng Aliwan 2nd Runner-Up Gazini Christiana Jordi Ewamer for Sinulog Festival of Cebu.
Don’t you just love them in the Edmund Chua images below? 🙂
Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 2nd Runner-Up Gazini Christiana Jordi Ewamer in her Sinulog Festival ensemble (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanila.com)
Reyna ng Aliwan 2nd Runner-Up Vianca Louise Marcelo in her Singkaban Festival get-up (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanila.com)
And the most practical but fashionable of them all for me was worn by Reyna ng Aliwan 2015 Stephanie Joy Abellanida for Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato (Photo credit: Edmund Chua for Fabmanila.com)
Three of my Top 5 Favorites made it to the magic circle of Reyna ng Aliwan 2015, and one of them actually won the title last night at the finals held at the CCP Complex Grounds.
Stephanie Joy Abellanida, representing the Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato, was named the fairest of them all and upended the bid of the more experienced pageant joiners like 1st Runner-Up Alexandra Faith Garcia (from the Dinamulag Mango Festival of Zambales and one of three (3) 2nd Runners-Up Gazini Christiana Jordi Ewamer (from the Sinulog Festival of Cebu). The two other ladies who were proclaimed 2nd Runners-Up are Vianca Louise Marcelo (from the Singkaban Festival of Bulacan) and the entry from Bambati Festival of Isabela.
Ms. Abellanida effectively broke the six-year winning streak of Cebu – Sian Maynard, Rizzini Alexis Gomez, Rogelie Catacutan, Angeli Dione Gomez, Jamie Herrell and Steffi Aberasturi – in the annual competition.
Congratulations to all the winners! 😀
It’s getting real hard to pick the best Festival Costume every year. Photo credit: Collin Yap
Colorful, full of joy and life! Photo credit: Collin Yap
The variety of festival costumes and contenders are more than rnough to draw anyone in. Photo credit: Collin Yap
There are two perfectly good reasons why Reyna ng Aliwan continues to be a crowd-drawer at the CCP Complex year after year during the Aliwan Fiesta. And this edition is no exception. Aside from the beautiful ladies vying to be the best among the best Festival Queens, the equally gorgeous costumes are more than enough to satisfy any stone-cold member of the audience.
I just wish that the makers of the National Costumes of our pageant representatives will take an inspiration or two from the celebratory attires of these ladies.
Do you agree, dear readers? 😉
All photos in this post are courtesy of Collin Yap.
Tonight will be the crowning of Reyna ng Aliwan 2015
Who will win among these 21 Official Candidates of Reyna ng Aliwan 2015?
Courtedy call to the Mayor of Pasay City
Tonight is one of the most important events of Aliwan Fiesta 2015 at the CCP Complex- the crowning of this year’s Reyna ng Aliwan from among the twenty-one (21) Festival Queen contenders.
And while we tend to overlook its festivities more often than not, it cannot be denied that the festival focus gives the whole pageant a more traditional color, what with the ladies parading in their dazzling costumes and trying to outshine one another in the process. There are no swimsuit segments here – just pure joy in the appreciation of each region’s colors and celebration.
And as usual, I have short-listed my favorites to win the crown. Two of them are actually familiar names and faces to you, dear readers. One is Gazini Christianna Jordi Ewamer (or Gazini Ganadaos, if you will) representing the Sinulog Festival of Cebu. The other one is Alexandra Faith Garcia for the Dinamulag Mango Festival of Zambales. The former was in Miss World Philippines 2014, while the latter took part in Mutya ng Pilipinas 2014.
The three other ladies in my Top 5 are Jaymie Lou Palermo Pagulayan from Bato Art Festival of Luna, Isabela, Errolha Lynn Seballos from the Tuna Festival of General Santos City and Stephanie Abellanida from the Halad Festival of Midsayap, North Cotabato. Their photo grid is right below.
My Top 5 Favorites for Reyna ng Aliwan 2015
Meanwhile, if you still want to catch the remaining events of Aliwan Festival 2015 this weekend, below is the calendar of activities for your review.
The Calendar of Activities for Aliwan Fiesta 2015